Explore mythology and art with information about the classic stories of heroes and gods...from the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, to the legends of the Celts. Mythography presents resources and reference materials about mythology - including recommended books, and lexicons that explain Greek, Roman, and Celtic terms.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.

Aphrodite in Art
Aphrodite in Myth
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The Lovers of Aphrodite in Myth
Aphrodite : Page 1, 2, 3

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, played a significant part in mythology. In her role as the patron deity of love, she assisted both human and divine lovers. Indeed, Aphrodite was involved with bringing together one of the most famous couples in Greek myth - Paris and Helen. However, the goddess of love appears also to have enjoyed her work on a more personal level. She indulged in many affairs herself with mortals and immortals alike. And the relationships of Aphrodite are, not surprisingly, popular subjects in myth and legend. The list that follows includes some of the loves of Aphrodite.

Adonis | Aphrodite could not resist the charms of handsome Adonis - but the couple's relationship had a tragic ending

Anchises | according to mythology, Zeus made Aphrodite fall in love with the mortal Anchises; the result of this union was the birth of the hero Aeneas

Ares | the passionate affair between Ares (the god of war) and Aphrodite (the goddess of love) was legendary in Greek myth and literature

Dionysos | what happens when Dionysos, the frenzied god of wine, has a fling with Aphrodite, the fertile goddess of love? - a child (Priapus) is conceived

Hephaistos | although the god Hephaistos was Aphrodite's husband in Greek myth, the marriage was not a successful union (the numerous affairs of Aphrodite are but one indication of this fact)

Hermes | the Olympian god Hermes concocted a clever scheme in order to demand Aphrodite's amorous attentions, and in the end Aphrodite gave birth to Hermaphroditus

Aphrodite in Art History
Gallery | For pictures and information about Aphrodite in art, visit the Mythography gallery!

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.

Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.

Mythography Forums

Mythography Forums

Do you have a specific question about Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology? Then try the Mythography forum!

And there is an excellent entry on the goddess Aphrodite.